The project Chasing Home considers the basic human need for connection, in both space and community, through black and white imagery that feel simultaneously stark yet emotional. In 2015 I moved into my parents home just outside Houston with my daughter after a divorce and set about trying to build a new life in a city I left ten years before. She and I moved five more times during the next three years, and the period was marked by intense loneliness bookended by a flurry of activity and people. Primarily autobiographical and lyrical in nature, the images reflect a steady heartbeat of life, an observation of people and places that make up a metaphorical home, a place to belong. Periods of quiet solitude sit next to moments of busy interaction and highlight the dual nature of interaction with the inner self and the outside world. Shot primarily with a Pentax 67 on Kodak Tri-X film, each moment requires a connection to place and person, sometimes the very elements that define home.
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